Monday, January 25, 2021

Crimson sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)

crimson sunbird
Crimson sunbird male

Crimson sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)

Crimson sunbird is a species of bird in the sunbird family.Crimson sunbirds are tiny, only 11 cm long. adult male has a crimson breast and maroon back. The rump is yellow and the belly is olive. The female has an olive-green back, yellowish breast and white tips to the outer tail feathers.


Forest, forest edge, mangroves, secondary growth, gardens and parks.


Likes to drink nectar from flowers. Occasionally they are observed to feed on insects as well, especially when they have to feed their young.


Bangladesh,India,Nepal and Bhutan.

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